SEED OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE
TOPIC: DEADLY COMMITMENT TO GOD
SATURDAY 18 JULY 2020
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. Job 13:15.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When a person is deadly committed to God, backsliding is not an option; the possibility of leaving God for other things does not exist.
Dedication to God is a primary duty of man. A major reason for dedication to God is that man’s creation was not his design; so, man’s existence must not follow man’s own design (Isaiah 43:21). This means, we did not decide to be born, so we can’t decide how to live. You did not decide to be created, so you can’t decide how to function. This is why we must be dedicated to God.
Having known why we should be dedicated to God, it is important to know more of what dedication implies.
Now, what is dedication? Dedication to God implies deadly commitment to Him. Deadly commitment to God is a commitment unto death. It is a commitment of no return. Job said, Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. (Job 13:15). Job seemed to say, “Even if God killed me, I would still follow Him.”
Ruth, a Moabite woman, told Noami, her mother-in-law, “…Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me” (Ruth 1:16-17). This is how someone can be with God in deadly commitment to Him.
When a person is deadly committed to God, backsliding is not an option; the possibility of leaving God for other things does not exist. Your face is set on God like a flint and there is no going back. Going back from following God is not a temptation. If you are deadly committed to God, you won’t follow anyone to join an occult group in order to become rich.
Beloved, when you are deadly committed to God, you don’t need people’s encouragement to follow God. Rather, you make following God the sole aim of your existence. May God give you the grace to be deadly committed to Him in Jesus’ Name.
When a person is deadly committed to God, backsliding is not an option; the possibility of leaving God for other things does not exist.
- Go through today’s message again.
- Study the life of Job and Ruth carefully (Job 15:13, Ruth 1:15-16).
- Make up your mind to follow God at any or all cost.
Lord, thank You for Your word to me today. I ask for the grace to be deadly committed to You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEDICATION TO GOD (PART 2)
Let service to God and His kingdom be the reason why you live. When you are in active service in God’s kingdom, even death cannot stand you. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 10-12.
Despite Christians being persecuted in different parts of the world for their rugged faith in Christ, Christianity grows faster than any other religion. Christians have more missionaries in the world more than any other religion. In 2001, the world Christian encyclopedia counted 33,830 different mega denominations.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: As you proceed in deadly commitment to God, you shall fulfil your days in Jesus’ Name.